Ridgway Cheerleaders win District title

Bob Parana - Staff Writer

The Ridgway Elkes competitive cheer squad captured the District 9 Medium Division Championship Saturday at the DuBois High School. Ridgway advances to the PIAA Championships that begin Friday in Hershey. The Elkers were near flawless with their performance while edging out St. Marys, Karns City, DuBois and Clarion-Limestone to earn the district title. Elk County Catholic, the lone Large Division team competing, also earned a berth at states by finishing in the top five of the 14 teams competing. St. Marys also finished in the top five to gain a trip to Hershey. Johnsonburg competed in the Small Division, which was won by Moniteau. With their championships, Ridgway and Moniteau received automatic bids to the state competition. Keystone earned the Co-Ed Division title - they were the only team competing but did not finish in the top five.